MLB Drops Lawsuit Against Biogenesis Founder
Lawyers for the MLB filed a notice of withdrawal in Florida state court Tuesday, thereby ending the litigation against Bosch.
The lawsuit is part of what led Bosch, whose Biogenesis clinic was closed down after alleged connections with some of the league’s best players, to deliver harsh testimony against New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
During Rodriguez’s arbitration hearing, Bosch detailed performance-enhancing drug use by the slugger, including detailed explanations of how Biogenesis was A-Rod’s supplier.
The lawsuit was first filed in March of 2013, when Major League Baseball said Biogenesis disregarded their anti-doping program. MLB lawyers argued that Bosch’s company solicited players into drug use, in addition to becoming a regular supplier.
The probe into Biogenesis led to suspensions for all-stars Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and 12 other players.